Given the obsession with economic inequality, you might think it’s the main force squeezing the middle class. It isn’t. We have this not from some right-wing think tank but from President Barack Obama’s top economists.
The systematic “pilfering” from the Petroleum Ministry’s office in the heart of New Delhi of documents which were then handed over to “consultants” and interested corporate entities for a price, has revealed a frightening nexus.
Ardent fans of Indian cricket would have given a lot in exchange for the team’s current position in the World Cup.
The left-liberal variety of public intellectualism has declined in India because of the revival of the liberal-right and neoliberal changes after 1991
An astute balance between pushing for a public investment-driven growth and ensuring that subsidies are relevant and delivered efficiently can be a cornerstone of Arun Jaitley’s strategy
There is a case for extending the high standards which have successfully protected information stored both in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Secretariat, and possibly at the headquarters of all three defence forces.
And a pretty quick recovery. The new numbers on national income tell two stories about growth and investment
Our foreign trade policy favours high import sectors over labour-intensive ones that earn foreign exchange
India’s solar power initiative is both audacious and laudable but could do with a little fine-tuning
With only 10 months left to achieve the critical Millennium Development Goal No. 4 of 38 deaths per 1,000 live births among children under five, India can ill-afford to continue with its indifferent attitude to health care in rural areas.
Maharashtra’s prominent educational, social and cultural institutions have been insidiously infiltrated by forces of the Right that brook no pluralistic dissent
The process of reforms in the Railways is complex and can disrupt a reasonablywell-functioning system, with serious consequences for the economy
The law cannot allow itself to be used as an instrument of suppression, of a citizen’s right to speak sense or nonsense.
Enough of the roller-coaster uncertainty in policymaking. Manufacturers and investors are looking for stability
Fixed tariffs and unlimited claims have made the third party motor insurance business unviable. Deregulation is the solution
If taken at face value, President Barack Obama’s closing address to the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism could signal a repositioning of the official White House line on the war against global terrorism.
Shelving the decision to allow an amendment of the marriage laws to include ‘irretrievable breakdown’ as an additional ground for seeking divorce will be a regrettable step.
I’m writing this after hearing an apparently innocuous and encouraging snippet of news — that a new lung cancer treatment is capable of giving sufferers a possible “extra 200 days” of life.
If differences over drafting the Constitution between the India-brokered political alliance of parliamentary parties and the UCPN (Maoist) continue, Nepal risks losing existing gains
Indian taboos are still too plainly visible for satire to be effective. It may take several generations before they become a talking point between diverse groups. Till then, the chasm between those who laugh and those who get laughed at only widens